What is the official poverty level in America?

For a family of four, the poverty level in America defined by the Office of Management and Budget in 1990 is $12,675.

In 1990, the percentage of all races that live below the poverty level was 13.5.

Among whites, 10.7 percent lived below the poverty level; among blacks, 31.9 percent did.

For persons of Hispanic origin, the rate was 28.1 percent.

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